Bright and early at 8am, Sunswift’s solar racing team gathered at the
workshop, enthusiastic for a day of testing Ivy at Eastern Creek
Raceway. This would be the first time that many new recruits would
have a chance to see the car in action and understand what is actually
involved in preparing for a testing run. A quick safety meeting
outlining radio protocol, safety issues and hazards followed with the
traditional ‘safety cake’.
We rolled Ivy out of the trailer together and did a quick spin just to check that she was good to go. The new team members then got to change roles in the ‘control car’ where we found the telemetry worked well but continued to drop out. There were no major issues during the day, with the spa bond holding the steering rack together once more. It proved to be a successful and fun day of team bonding. Videos and more updates to come!
- William Widjaja